Mumbai, Mar 19 : Reliance Industries (RIL) has initiated work-from-home for it's staff while keeping open consumer-facing businesses of hospital, retail stores and telecom with a minimum workforce amid increasing number of Novel Coronavirus cases in the country.
Chairman and Managing Director of RIL Mukesh Ambani will hold a meeting almost every third day to take stock of the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on his employees and business, officials said. Precautions have been taken at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai and it's refining and petrochem complex in Jamnagar, they said, adding that the production unit in Patalganga and the retail outlets are also following standard sanitation and hygiene processes.
The oil-to-telecom conglomerate initiated a work from home protocol for it's employees across the country and overseas in response to the evolving Covid-19 situation. This protocol will be effective until March 31. It, however, will maintain minimum strength at the workplace to ensure business continuity. RIL joins a host of Indian companies that have ordered work-from-home to prevent their employees from being infected by the virus.
According to an RIL spokesperson, "The company has migrated to an 'Agile Work From Home' protocol that encourages all employees to work from home and utilise all productivity and digital tools at their disposal, to maximise productivity.”
"However, considering the public requirement in such an unprecedented situation, RIL will continue to provide all essential services to the citizens and keep open it's main retail grocery stores, it's telecom connectivity services, the hospital and any other essential services required for public or business continuity," he added.
For essential services, RIL would deploy about 10 per cent of its staff on a rotation basis.(UNI)